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  • iMail , News May 13, 2008

    iMail for Tuesday, May 13, 2008

    Machinists Open Contract Talks with Boeing With soaring profits and more orders for new aircraft than it can handle, the Boeing Company should be looking to its 27,000 Machinists with a combination of gratitude and partnership. Instead, Boeing used the opening round of contract negotiations to propose an end to the traditional pension plan for

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  • iMail , News May 8, 2008

    iMail for Thursday, May 8, 2008

    Airline CEO Promises Scorned at Senate Hearing  Chief executives from Northwest Airlines and Delta Airlines got a frosty reception this week at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing to examine the state of the airline industry and the potential impact of a merger between Delta and Northwest Airlines. As he did at a House Judiciary Committee

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  • iMail , News May 6, 2008

    iMail for Tuesday, May 6, 2008

    Money Talks for 6,200 at Spirit AeroSystems  Seathed on the left for LL839 (l to r) Gary Cochran LL839 Pres., Michael Burleigh DL70 BR, Mark Love DL70 BR, Steve Rooney DL70 DBR, Bob Martinez GVP, Ron Eldridge GLR Aerospace Coordinator, Don Barker GLR, David Eagle LL839 In-Plant Rep., Kathy Petersen LL839 VP Wichita’s aerospace community

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  • iMail , News May 1, 2008

    iMail for Thursday, May 1, 2008

    Virginia Auto Parts Strike Yields Gains  A short strike in Blacksburg, VA, yielded a stronger contract for 200 members of Local Lodge 2533. The four-year agreement at Federal Mogul, an auto parts manufacturer, expires in 2010, but the contract had a wage opener in April. The company offered a $500 lump sum for 2008 and

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  • iMail , News April 29, 2008

    iMail for Tuesday, April 29, 2008

    April 28, a Day to Remember  Machinists gathered this week for a solemn service to honor fellow members who perished on the job or from work-related conditions during the past year. The names of five IAM members were inscribed on bricks and set among 240 others at the IAM Workers’ Memorial on the grounds of

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